Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

“Where to Publish Your Work” Page Updated

ICYMI, a few days ago I announced the availability of an updated version of the “Where to Publish Your Work” page right here on this website. Consider it your go-to resource for literary- and freelance-market research. (P.S. If the page helps you find a home for your work, I’d love to hear that success story!)

Friedman_Pumpkinflowers_jkt_HC_rgb_2MB_HR-1What I’m Reading

Slowly but steadily, I’m making my way through Matti Friedman’s stunning new book. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story is a relatively slender volume, and many of its chapters are quite short. But it’s powerful and intense, and I am reading it carefully and in small doses. (I must add that as I read, I’m aware of an additional layer of meaning because this week brings both Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day.)

Pumpkinflowers is receiving a lot of excellent attention. See, for example, these reviews. Listen to Matti’s conversation with The New York Times Book Review‘s Pamela Paul. And read a related piece by Matti for TheAtlantic.com.

Then, get your hands on a copy of the book.

And Now for Something Completely Different

In a week that has produced what somehow feels as though it’s more than my fair allotment of poetry rejections, this sharing of my words–an RT from the esteemed Donna Brazile!–is a definite highlight.